Dinner gowns are elegant dresses worn by women on special occasions. Even though they are most-suited for evening dinner parties, dates and social events, their use has been expanded to include wedding parties, baby showers, and many other social occasions.
These gowns are usually long and/or flowing, and decked with different kinds of accessories and embroidery. Gowns are made from different kinds of material, but most of the elegant ones are made from different types of materials interwoven together.
Nigerian celebrities are known for their penchant for dressing elegantly, and in doing so they spend lavishly. It is therefore no surprise that the latest and the most unique gowns are usually worn by celebrities and politicians. As a matter of fact, showbiz icons are credited as the trendsetters in the world of dinner gowns.
Courtesy of BellaNaija, the latest dinner gown styles are now known. The following celebrities were spotted wearing the latest styles at different events recently, and have been presented in a listing.
People go for dinners and awards wearing outstanding attires coloured black, or yellow, or red, green, or some other simple colour.
But not Sika Osei.
She was spotted at the awards ceremony donning a see-through, powder-coloured organza outfit. It had stunning attachments and decorations around the neck and shoulder region, making her look very stylish.
It is a great choice for dinners, late night dates, and generally any special evening occasion.
Ivie Okujaye was recently spotted at an awards ceremony looking all shades of ‘stew’. Her dinner gown featured a stunning combination of black and orange. Her black belt and clutch bag blended perfectly with the long flowing orange gown with a thigh-high slit. She crowned off the attire with a silver-studded pair of heels, which made her stand out from the entire crowd.
Nana Akuo Addo:
Nana is one celebrity that always shows up at events looking to steal the attention off everyone else. She was recently spotted in what appears to be her latest addition to her already rich collection of dinner gowns. She wore a cappuccino-coloured gown bearing previous stones and applique, with glittering footwear to match.
This curvy celebrity’s latest dinner gown is a mermaid-styled red attire. It was specially made to give expression to her curves, and it also features the trendy off-sholder style common among womenfolk today. It is an incredible dinner dressing option for curvy females!
Beverly Naya took a break from the usual with a black fitted peplum dress. The waist region of the dress had some elegant floral embroidery around it, and she killed it off with a nice pair of heels.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Beverly’s latest attire is the bare-back style. The dress was wide open at the back, revealing much of her shoulders and spine. Nonetheless, she looked really beautiful in the dress.
Lilian Afegbai has a knack for choosing outfits that fit her perfectly, matching her complexion and giving expression to her unique shape. This time, she was even better at it, sporting a green, long sleeved, off-shoulder style gown that complemented her skin colour. She capped it off with stunning earrings and shoes, and she looked absolutely gorgeous.
Lira is known for her use of brightly-coloured fabrics and her preference for outlandish styles. At a recent event, she wore a long yellow gown with a yellow-coloured trail, fitted with a belt around the waist. Her gown also had black-coloured embroidery around the chest area, which made the whole outlook appear both ancient and contemporary.
Zainab Balogun’s outfit proved that, elegance is not always a function of cleavage exposure or expensive accessories.
If you are looking for a dress that makes you look elegant without exposing much of your cleavage or back, then Zainab Balogun’s attire is the answer. She turned up at a recent social event with a French-length, golden-brown dress, matched with a brown corselet and a pair of glittering heels to match.
Not many guests and celebrities looked half as elegant as she did on the night.
Toni Tones was another person who looked every inch like a fairytale princess. Her purple Cinderella dress with alternating colours and crisp surface was so irresistible to touch, and tight-fitting upper part of the dress clung tightly to her torso, giving her the classic Cinderella look.
It takes a level of boldness to try to look classy with a colour like pink, but Ini Dinma-Okojie got everything right. She rocked the pink dress perfectly, and for one, she didn’t need many accessories to make a good statement.
Arguably one of the most beautiful women in Nigeria, Adesua Etomi, wife of music and nollywood star Bankole Wellington a k.a Banky W, took the show by storm when she showed up looking all shades of pink. Her elegantly styled pale pink flowing dress with deep pink shoulder straps and accessories made her appear like a magical fairy from some faraway winter wonderland.
Nobody rocks the blue colour better than Ufuoma McDermmott. Her stylish blue gown gave optimum expression to her beauty, emphasizing her curves and skin tone. The dress was eventually fitted with a brocade ornament and a pair of shoes that complemented her looks.
Madam Toyin Abraham was at it again. She also appeared to favour the princess-looking trend. She too, in a suspected attempt to take a break from the usual predictable colours of red, black, blue, yellow or white, put on a powder-coloured princess-style dress made from lace fabrics. The waist was fitted with a fancy belt, and the gown itself was so elegantly styled that she needed only a few accessories to make the whole look grand.
Makida Moka made arguably the loudest statement on the night with her see-through gown that was nearly 100% transparent at the top. The deep color of the dress added an element of sensuality to her outlook. Large parts of her cleavage and hips were on full display, and the bottom part of the dress only morphed into layers of fabrics downwards.
Dorcas Shola Fabson:
Only few people rocked the black gown better than Dorcas Shola Fabson. Hers was tight-fitted and decorated with stunning embroidery and stones. The shiny black material looked alluring, and the blackness was softened by golden-coloured flowers.
She sure looked like a queen in black.
Chioma also rocked a nice black gown on the night. Hers came decorated with silver-coloured embroidery at the upper part of the dress, while she also had glittering 3D flowers and effects on her skin, giving her an enchanting look.
Minnie’s outfit is a perfect example of how being ‘simple’ is sometimes the best choice for events. Choices of accessories and colours could potentially wear you out thinking, so being simple and plain sometimes could be a viable option.
Minnie proved it with her little black gown.
Idia Aisien looked all hot and sexy on the night. She came sporting a classy white and blue gown with shiny particles embedded all over. The wide opening at the top part of the gown, near the chest area spoke volumes about her assets, while the slit close to her thigh drew much attention.
Somkele Idhalama has been at it again. Her latest show-off is a long, silk, wine-coloured dress fitted with a half-shoulder upper part, exposing one shoulder, and also a high slit which reveals a good part of one leg at the other side of the body. The long tail behind and silk folds on the side of the gown gave her an ultra-stunning look.
Hauwa Allahbura looked amazing in her yellow dress. The heart-shaped upper part gave fashion designers and stylists a lot to ponder on the night, and the little glittering pieces that flowed with the dress made her appear magical with each step that she took. Perhaps the most striking feature of the dress is the stylish strand of interwoven fabric hanging from the sides.
So far, these are the trendiest celebrities who have set the standards for the latest dinner gowns in the fashion industry again. Several other celebrities and showbiz icons also tried outlandish outfits to social events, but these presented here caught the most attention.